Lately i’ve been going through these waves of enjoyment and life acceptance, then it turns to the truth that everything is impermanent. I’ve felt it before but it seems this dual ideology is getting worse almost. I just do not know what to do because both are true. Life is great and enjoyable but it will all be forgotten one day and to me that is just so depressingly miserable. Especially because of the fact that people are so focused on material things, which is fine, but its the lack of the thirst for knowledge and truth. People blindly accept social norms, laws, and cultural ideas because “its just the way it is”. While forgetting about existentialistic ideas and life itself.
@hohnjiggins, the simplest cures to being upset:
1. Focus on yourself
2. Be in the present
After all, wouldn’t you rather have something happen that will be as if it didn’t happen eventually, or nothing happening at all? :)
“People blindly accept social norms, laws, and cultural ideas because “its just the way it is”. While forgetting about existentialistic ideas and life itself.”
*SOME people. ;)
Don’t worry. Progress in thinking takes a lot of time, but it happens exponentially faster. We may not be around to witness a world in which people aren’t controlled by superstition, for example, but that’s where the world is fortunately headed.
Here’s a great affirmation for existential bum-outs:
“All I have is all I need, and all I need is all I have (in this moment).”
@hohnjiggins, I know… :T have you considered trying something like binaural beats? I’ve used them previously in changing my mental state in the long term = different thoughts, dissolution of old thought-patterns. It takes about two weeks of daily listening to start feeling/really noticing the effects even when not listening.
I think that one would be a great starter. It’s only 10 minutes. Even five minutes has been enough for me, but it seems to have the bigger effect the more time you spend listening. Have to use headphones though, or the idea behind it won’t work.
I know it’s a pseudo-science and can honestly only offer my recommendation based on my own experience, take that for what you will. It can also be sort of hard to create a new routine like this, but if you put it on your phone/mp3-player and so on, you’re more likely to do it, if you so wish.